College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources News

Inspiring Ideas: College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources


Get to know Brad Collett and Lannett Edwards from the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. Just thirteen years ago, Brad Collett was an honors student at UT, working on his bachelor’s degree in ornamental horticulture and landscape design. From funny videos to group competitions and love songs, Lannett Edwards inspires the laughs that lead to learning.

UT Celebrates Morrill Act, 150 Years of Land-Grant Universities

Left to right, UT Knoxville Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek, UT Agriculture Chancellor Larry Arrington, and UT System President Joe DiPietro dedicated a plaque commemorating the passing of the Morrill Act at the university's annual Ag Day celebration.

The university commemorated the 150th anniversary of the establishment of public land-grant universities on Saturday, November 3, during the annual Ag Day celebration. President Abraham Lincoln signed the Morrill Land Grant College Act of 1862, providing federal funds to establish many of America’s public colleges and universities to teach agriculture and the mechanical arts to all.

UT to graduate first students of Construction Science program

WATE-TV’s Erica Estep interviewed new UT alumni Justin Kramer and Aaron Ross, the first to graduate in UT’s construction science program. The concentration curriculum has given the students a multidisciplinary background with courses within the colleges of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Arts and Sciences, and Business Administration.

Journey to the Top 25: Fueling Discovery

UT Knoxville has set its sights on becoming a Top 25 public research university in the next 10 years. Tennessee Today is featuring our faculty and staff whose work helps advance our goals. Doctoral student Daniel Reed is studying overall ecological impact of conservation practices and materials.

Albrecht to Lead Top 25 Pursuit

Becoming a Top 25 university is a top priority for UT Knoxville, and to make sure the campus stays on task, Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek has appointed a project director to oversee the effort. Effective Sept. 1, Mary Albrecht, associate dean for academic programs and professor in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, will oversee the Top 25 project and serve as associate vice chancellor. This will be a limited duration appointment.

There’s Still Time to Register for the Third Annual Teaching Workshop

Need help capturing the attention of your students? You still have time to register for the Third Annual Teaching Workshop on Tuesday, Oct. 13. Five outstanding speakers will help you brainstorm ways to engage and motivate your students. The workshop is free but registration is required.